Statewide conference open to all Missouri Master Naturalists and chapter advisors. Our theme this year is, "Celebrate and Reconnect: 20 Years of Missouri Master Naturalist."  

Advanced training hours may be earned through a variety of educational programs showcasing central Missouri's diverse natural environment:  prairies, wetlands, rivers, and forests.

FRIDAY VENUE:  Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Gilbert Shelter (Northwest corner of park, near the entrance from Highway 163). An alternative location has been reserved in case of inclement weather; registrants will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of a location change and program update. Conference registration on site, activities begin 2:00. See schedule for full details.

LODGING AND SATURDAY VENUE:  Courtyard Marriott Columbia, 3301 Lemone Industrial Boulevard, Columbia MO 65201. Conference room rate:  $109 per night, including dates prior and after the conference. A block of rooms has been reserved for “MO Master Naturalist State Conference.” Last day to book room at the conference rate is May 17, 2024

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CAMPING OPTIONS: Camping Site List

EXHIBITS: Chapters are invited to showcase your projects and activities with an exhibit.  Each exhibitor will be provided with a single 8-foot table. Exhibits may be set up at 7:00 pm on Friday or early Saturday morning at the hotel. Chapters or other organizations should email

TRANSPORTATION: Conference attendees are responsible for driving or arranging rides to all off-site sessions; carpooling is encouraged, save fuel and get to know other attendees! Ride share sign up lists will be available at both locations.

***Registration Deadline is May 24th***

Cost: $60

*T-shirts are available for purchase

Missouri Department of Conservation